Jean Renoir

1894 - 1979

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Jean Renoir (French: [ʁənwaʁ]; 15 September 1894 – 12 February 1979) was a French film director, screenwriter, actor, producer and author. As a film director and actor, he made more than forty films from the silent era to the end of the 1960s. His films La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Rules of the Game (1939) are often cited by critics as among the greatest films ever made. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Renoir has received more than 1,082,413 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Jean Renoir is the 125th most popular actor (down from 107th in 2019), the 330th most popular biography from France (down from 295th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Actor.

Jean Renoir is most famous for his films, such as La Grande Illusion and The Rules of the Game.

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Among actors, Jean Renoir ranks 125 out of 10,030Before him are Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole, Oliver Hardy, and Burt Lancaster. After him are Rita Hayworth, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, and Bruno Ganz.

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Among people born in 1894, Jean Renoir ranks 10Before him are Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, and Boris III of Bulgaria. After him are Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Norbert Wiener, John Ford, Joseph Roth, Harold Macmillan, and Fritz Sauckel. Among people deceased in 1979, Jean Renoir ranks 8Before him are Park Chung-hee, John Wayne, Giuseppe Meazza, Herbert Marcuse, Talcott Parsons, and Nino Rota. After him are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, Mika Waltari, and Hanna Reitsch.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 330 out of 5,234Before him are René Goscinny (1926), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Jean-Michel Jarre (1948), Adolphe Adam (1803), Eugène François Vidocq (1775), and François Couperin (1668). After him are Charles, Count of Valois (1270), Claude of France (1499), Marquis de Condorcet (1743), Olivier Messiaen (1908), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), and Léo Delibes (1836).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Jean Renoir ranks 9Before him are Sarah Bernhardt (1844), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Louis de Funès (1914), Catherine Deneuve (1943), Gérard Depardieu (1948), and Jean Marais (1913). After him are Jean Gabin (1904), Anouk Aimée (1932), Philippe Noiret (1930), Jeanne Moreau (1928), Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930), and Gérard Philipe (1922).

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